Grace Living Center Tahlequah NW resident Carolyn Ezernack knows family is at the heart of every Christmas memory. She said there was quite an age gap between her and her oldest sister, who married when she was just 7 years old and moved to Yuma, Arizona with her new husband, a U.S. Marine. The next Christmas, her first without her big sis, Carolyn says her dad offered her a choice. She could have the usual Christmas with gifts or they could pack up and visit her sister. Carolyn said the decision was quick and unanimous. They wanted to see her sister Linda. Having the family together was the best gift any of them could hope for, she said, and that Christmas will always live as a favorite in her heart.